MAKERSCORE

An explanation of what it is and how it is accumulated

  • kentona
  • 03/23/2011 03:28 PM
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Makerscore is a quantitative representation of your contributions to the site. Certain contributions net you a certain amount of makerscore, for example, a tutorial will get you
30, while a completed 5-star game will get you
750! You can find your total makerscore under your name in both your user profile and under your avatar in posts on the site. You can see a summary of makerscore earned by clicking on Submissions in the toolbar above.

As you garner more makerscore, the space in your personal locker grows (at roughly the rate of 40kb per point of makerscore).

Makerscore is recalculated in an overnight batch job (so when you don't see immediate changes in your makerscore, go to bed! Everything will be better in the morning).


SUBMISSIONMAKERSCORE
Article
30
Tutorial
30
Script
30
Utility
30
Review
50
Game Media
15
Game Image
1
Game Blog Entry
4
Game Page
2
Game Download
15
GAME + RATINGMAKERSCORE
Unrated game
10
0.5 star game
25
1.0 star game
50
1.5 star game
75
2.0 star game
110
2.5 star game
160
3.0 star game
220
3.5 star game
280
4.0 star game
340
4.5 star game
400
5.0 star game
500
COMPLETED GAME*MAKERSCORE
Unrated game
15
0.5 star game
37
1.0 star game
75
1.5 star game
112
2.0 star game
165
2.5 star game
240
3.0 star game
330
3.5 star game
420
4.0 star game
510
4.5 star game
600
5.0 star game
750
ACHIEVEMENTSMAKERSCORE
Event contest entry
Varies
Event contest winner
Varies
Had a game featured
75


*A completed game receives a 50% bonus in makerscore.
**A user marked as 'Tester' or 'Other' on a gameprofile will receive 25% of that gameprofile's makerscore value.

Contribute lots!

*updated to reflect new RMN4 scoring

Posts

kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
author=Shinan
author=calunio
How is this close to nothing?
Looks like nothing to me.
gameprofiles with translucent sections automatically are worth something, I guess.

Also, for clarification, you can make as many gamepages as you like. You can only have 6 showing on the gameprofile tab list at a time, but you can still link to any of them via URL tags.

Also, I don't like the idea of blogs and gamepages as valueless. (I don't even like the idea of images being valueless). I believe that if people are willing to invest in their gameprofiles it should be rewarded. I will take this all into consideration when I bring this up with the rest of the staff. (we might not even change anything - I mean, hey, its working pretty good now, and does give a pretty decent reflection into the relative contributions to the site).

EDIT: and wow a ton of posts popped up while I dallied.
author=LockeZ
Shinan: Yes, it is. If you edit your game, go to the Pages section, and click on the Add Page button, that creates a game page.
Wait a minute I get points for those too? Well well well. Time to throw out some useless tabs!

EDIT: MUAHAHAHA invisible game pages for free points! I'll never have to write a This Week in Blogs again.
I NEED that font!

By the way, the only reason Kentona made this is because he wanted 30 more makerscore! :)
kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
author=Shinan
author=LockeZ
Shinan: Yes, it is. If you edit your game, go to the Pages section, and click on the Add Page button, that creates a game page.
Wait a minute I get points for those too? Well well well. Time to throw out some useless tabs!

EDIT: MUAHAHAHA invisible game pages for free points! I'll never have to write a This Week in Blogs again.
OH NO! Someone figured this out.

RMN is doomed.

author=Ben_Random
I NEED that font!

By the way, the only reason Kentona made this is because he wanted 30 more makerscore! :)

http://www.dafont.com/vomzom.font

Also, I do EVERYTHING for the makerscore.
Makerscore... the thing we live for, the thing we breath for (virtually), the thing that makes people stop sitting on their a** doing nothing.

I thank you for this article.

Keep submitting lots!
Honestly, I don't know why people care that much about makerscore. It's nice to see it getting bigger cause it means you're doing something, but having makerscore as a target is just weird.
author=calunio
Honestly, I don't know why people care that much about makerscore. It's nice to see it getting bigger cause it means you're doing something, but having makerscore as a target is just weird.

Sense of self-achievement, basically. Numbers are that accurate and powerful.
LockeZ
I'd really like to get rid of LockeZ. His play style is way too unpredictable. He's always like this too. If he ran a country, he'd just kill and imprison people at random until crime stopped.
5183
Instead of displaying makerscore, you should totally use the default XP curves from RPG Maker 2000 to determine each user's "level", and display that instead.
author=LockeZ
Instead of displaying makerscore, you should totally use the default XP curves from RPG Maker 2000 to determine each user's "level", and display that instead.


Now that LockeZ has said that... The idea of an RPG Maker forum that has a user scoring system but not levels seems like some kind of horrific oversight.
but...

author=Link_2112
If you have a 5 star game and someone adds a shitty review and drops it to 2 stars, do you lose makerscore?
kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
I feel sorry for the Final Tear guy....wait, no I don't
So it deletes stuff from your locker if you lose enough maker score? How does that work exactly... if so?
kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
author=Darken
So it deletes stuff from your locker if you lose enough maker score? How does that work exactly... if so?
No, nothing is deleted. You just can't add anything new if you are over your limit.
BurningTyger
Hm i Wonder if i can pul somethi goff here/
1289
Hm, you don't have gameprofile listed there! Shouldn't' that create score too?
It seems to create 2. Or maybe its 4...
kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
author=BurningTyger
Hm, you don't have gameprofile listed there! Shouldn't' that create score too?
That would be an unrated game. it's worth 2.
kentona
tired of toothy mimics. i want a mimic to just fucking deck me
20442
The miracle is this - the more we share, the more makerscore we have. ~Leonard Nimoy
Adon237
if i had an allowance, i would give it to rmn
1813
Now I understand :D
Understanding is not enough, you have to EARN it.